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for medicare advantage and other parts of the affordable care act that it says will hit its earnings next year. >>> meanwhile, the obama administration met its self-imposed deadline to have the government website back on track and running smoothly for the vast majority of users next month, but despite that, there are numbers still plaguing the use a useers. >> reporter: jakim says it has been a lot easier to enroll people for the health care insurance than last month. >> a couple of weeks ago you couldn't do anything. >> reporter: last week he was able to help people apply and shop all in one sitting. >> people came in, and in half an hour, they found insurance. >> reporter: not so today. although the obama administration says it more than doubled the capacity of the insurance marketplace to handle 50,000 users at a time, after five weeks of trouble shooting. by late are morning, more than 375,000 people had gone into the site, landing in a virtual waiting room that holds their place in an on-line queue. but if the front end remains slow, the insurers say the big problem is the back end of the
to fixing the website, they're bringing phil shalerro who was president obama's chief congressional lobbyist two years newfled to mexico for a life, he's coming in to be a troubleshooter against problems arise in congress. >> i think it's wishful thinking. i think they're going to continue to be plagued until the system's functioning and it going to behat's quite a while. gwen: in the end we're talking about the gap that exists, whether it's gaps in coverage, in income, gaps in the jobless rate. there actually anything on the table either coming from republicans, democrats, green people -- doesn't matter -- which would speak to closing those gaps? minimum referenced the wage increases we've seen in localities and states around the country. there's talk in congress even bolstering social security atefits because people look the retirement gaps. pensions have gone away pretty sector.the private what's replaced them? not much. a lot of people are insecure to retirement. people saying we have to do something to bolster social security which is against the tide. i think there's a common understan
and mrs. obama and his fellow honorees. notable this year was the inclusion of two latinos-- a group the kennedy center had been criticized for ignoring in the past. how important is it to you of being from mexico, of being latino and being honored? >> it's extremely important because me personally being invited i give a chance to give voice to the invisible ones the one who clean all the sheets, clean all the toilets, serve and... >> brown: you feel that? you feel they are there? >> bill graham told me this a long time ago. >> brown: the great promoter. >> he says-- bill graham says, "you give voice to the invisible ones." you know, so like delores >> brown: you are 66 now? and i see you are still you are going to africa soon to continue touring do you see a point where you might stop all this? >> no way it's just getting starting. it's getting better, you know, we finally crystallized what we're really about. we used to be seekers now we're finders. >> brown: carlos santana, thank you for talking to us and congratulations. >> woodruff: sometimes there are wonderful moments that don
in the country. but drivers across the u.s. are catching up. and over the next 12 years every new car will become more fuel efficient thanks to an agreement that president obama struck with 13 automakers including detroit's big three. >> the companies here today have endorsed our plan to continue increasing the mileage on their cars and trucks over the next 15 years. >> mileage targets for passenger cars will increase by two-thirds from about 30 miles per gallon this year to nearly 55 mpg there 2025. which means americans will be able to keep cutting back on their purchases at the pump. and that's where the bad news in this story starts. by definition, more efficient cars use less gas. when drivers buy less gas state and federal governments collect less in gas taxes. but those gas taxes, the federal levy of around 18 cents a gallon in taxes by the state of around 8 and 50 cents a gallon, they pay to maintain highways and bridges across the country. and that's already a huge problem. we begin tonight with that terrifying bridge collapse. >> reporter: take for example the news that broke in may whe
. >> president obama speaking at the white house just a few minutes ago with his moving tribute having heard the news that former president mandela has died. by james robbins, our diplomatic correspondent who spent several years in south africa. what is your memory of the time that you were there? >> my strongest memory is of the immense privilege of being in cape town on that sunday in february him in 1990 when nelson mandela walked out. it was of course the most important moment in my journalistic career. you have to remember, if i can take people back in their memory, this was a man, people have hardly seen any pictures of him. his image was and. it was not lawful to have an image of nelson mandela. people were sent to prison for having a photograph of him. he had been suppressed. he finally made that walk to freedom. the very next day, i remember sitting in the garden at the first conference that he gave and i asked him quite simply, what surprised you most as he made that walk to the prison gates and he said, it was a number of white people that have come out among the huge crowd. that
obama to have andreas schleicher neck dote sold us a lamp and instead now they are saying well look at this great paperweight. >> here is the issue, judy, is that republicans still, 100 years into this debate still haven't offered their plan, speaker boehner today just kind of was flippant yeah we will see if we offer our own plan, yet obama has had problems in the rollout but wha what the plan os in the rollout is far superior to going back to the type of discrimination the insurance companies participated in before, the gender discrimination paying more for healthcare coverage, just because you are a woman, so, you know, they can argue for the status quo, we will argue for the success of obamacare and things will play out next year. >> woodruff: ron, is it enough for republicans to criticize, which they clearly are doing or do they need to come up with an alternative on their own. >> absolutely, republicans were shut out of the process of developing obamacare, and they need to talk about the law, they need to talk about the problems in the law because that that is what it is, yes,
is to live up to the example as he set, as president obama indicated. what was great about mandela was his respect for the rule of law. think about it for just a moment. 27 years in jail on an ill legitimate situation, his advisor said no no no you can't do it, you can't appear on this case of rugby and discrimination, a libel set of some sort, it was that stubborn sense of fairness which kept the process on track. and we americans owe him and the country of south africa a great debt. because nothing would have torn this country apart in the 1970s or perhaps in the '80s but a race war in south africa. so all i want to do is celebrate this wonderful, wonderful man. >> i actually want to pick up ou had been appointed by an african american president, you had seen the current day legacy of nelson mandela in south africa. how did it resonate? >> it resonated incredibly --hie country. you know from people on the street to people in government. everyone aspires to live up to the legacy he left. it is a difficult challenge to live up to someone of his iconic nature. but he really inspired all of
as a new survey from harvard university reveals that, as of a month ago, the 18- to 29-year-old generation was skeptical of the affordable care act. fewer than 40% said they approved of the law; more than 56% disapproved. the poll also found mr. obama to be at his lowest approval rating since taking office. john della volpe is director of polling at the institute of politics at harvard and is here to discuss the findings. , john, welcome back to the program. so you found these numbers there polling of just about a month ago. tell us what the numbers were when it came to the affordable care act? >> so overall, judy, we found that by a margin of about two-to-one young people believe that the quality of care will actually get worse under the affordable care act. by a margin of five to one they believe that costs will increase. and as you said a moment ago, a solid majority disapprove of the act as of today. >> woodruff: and what did you find-- so pretty significantly overwhelming disapproval. what did you find along partisan line, democrats, republicans, independents? >> a great question. es
and this year's winner of the national book award for fiction. >> ifill: this week marks the beginning of an important enrollment period for the healthcare law and its battle-scarred federal website. but, for now, the obama administration says it has good news. although performance can still be spotty, things are better than they were. the white house and the nation's top health agency say users shopping for insurance on healthcare.gov are having far more success today than a month ago. the troubled site, officials said, is working nearly 90 percent of the time for consumers, and that today, there were 375,000 people visits by noon. >> we believe we made the important progress that we set out to make by november 30 but as we said in november, and as i said just now, the work continues to make improvements that still need to be made to the website. >> ifill: officials say the site can handle 50,000 users at one time, and up to 800,000 each day. the health and human services department also said the site's so-called "back end," which delivers information to insurers, had been largely rep
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